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Hi Le Fanu,

I bought mine sometime between 1999 and 2001, and it does have the Roses & Lilies backs. It is definitely genuine as it was bought new from a reputable shop.

I have just compared some of the cards to my Original Rider Waite (Printed in Belgium) and I can see no real difference between the cards other than an extremely slight difference in colour tone which could very well be due to the fact that the ordinary one has seen use and daylight more than the deluxe version.

So, for what it is worth, I see no reason at all to doubt that yours is genuine, at the end of the day, the deluxe version is basically an Original Rider Waite, printed in Belgium, which has been gilded at the edges and put in a posh box (and no less delightful for that).

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